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  • The Lance Trapper Edition.

    Hello all. This was a design excersise (junkyard wars build) to see how something like this would work. The idea - have a solid reliable platform to haul lots of gear for the trapline, ice fishing, hunting etc.
    The starting point. 1 1969 Ski Doo Alpine. Dead 370 motor. Rusted floor tin. Junk. Has only 1 forward gear. Twin 15x114 inch tracks. Not very long, but will be great for tight trapline trails and such. Take an old Commuter Industries three wheeler and mount the frame and steering on the Alpine tub. Inside the three wheeler frame is the Kawasaki 340cc single cylinder industrial motor. Belt drive. Tons of torque, great mileage and super ultra reliable. Electric start with pull start backup.

    In this pic you can see the basic idea and the start of my front suspension.

    Pic of the springer style front end I am trying out.

    You can see here where the front of the Alpine was removed leaving just the track section and gearbox.

    Fitting front bumper.

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    Starting on the aluminum deck plate.

    Bracing the steering neck.

    Working on the clutch cover.

    Handlebars kicked back.


    • #3

      Not done but wearing paint. Notice the abundance of space. I have several rack options that will allow a two tiered storage area. Maybe totes or crates underneath. Ammo cans and gas cans. Custom side opening storage with center gear stowage? Lots of options.

      I'm going to work some more on it tomorrow and test drive it. I'll post some more pics.


      • #4
        Too cool!

        Very unorthodox, out-of-the-box thinking. Anxious to see how it works.


        • #5
          It lives! Works well. Going to fine tune the gearing, and stiffen the front springs.

          Father flying along.


          • #6
            Sweet project. Shoot some video of that!!
            The Alaska Life

            ~Spero Meliora~


            • #7
              Revised alpine

              Hi dansvan- any update on your cool project??? Hows it working-any new pics???????????? Se ya bubba jim
              BIG BULLETS 525 gr VERY DEAD BEARS - 45-70 is the HAMMER OF THOR !


              • #8
                Took it out this past weekend. CDI went out and ended up towing it out. Up untill then it did great in the deep snow. I'll dig out some pics.


                • #9
                  Awesome!! Looks like the Alpine version of the Snowhawk. Put some hotgrips, thumbwarmer and an HID light kit on her and let her rip!!


                  • #10
                    Lance trapper

                    Hey ! Wheres those pics u promised ??? bubba jim
                    BIG BULLETS 525 gr VERY DEAD BEARS - 45-70 is the HAMMER OF THOR !


                    • #11

                      Wheres some more pics of your machine??
                      BIG BULLETS 525 gr VERY DEAD BEARS - 45-70 is the HAMMER OF THOR !


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